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I hope to hear from those of you that have lost the weight you wanted,by the sleeve procedure, ate as prescribed during weight loss, then what? You can never eat socially again, right? No room in the tummy to ever binge out - sortof - like at a party snacking, drinking, etc. right? Does that way of life FOREVER make you sad, mad, depressed? I have my first visit with the surgeon on the 18th, and that is the only thing that holds me up from doing this is the afterwards feeling. Is the better body and heath worth never going back to eating bigger on occassion? Just would love some feedback.

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Lindalee-

I am one year out from my sleeve and about 25lbs from my goal weight. I can and do eat whatever I want and you will be able to do that too! You will just find that you don't actually want as much as you used to. I go to parties, I snack, I drink alcohol - all of the things that I was doing before.......just a fraction of the portions now. I did have some times in the early postop stages where I missed totally pigging out and stuffing myself on pizza or bread, but now my relationship with food is so different that I don't miss it. It's kind of hard to explain, but you really do shift from living to eat and start eating to live.

I haven't regretted my sleeve for even one moment. It is the very best gift I could have ever given myself. I hope you will find that it is the same for you!

Kathy

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I hope to hear from those of you that have lost the weight you wanted,by the sleeve procedure, ate as prescribed during weight loss, then what? You can never eat socially again, right? No room in the tummy to ever binge out - sortof - like at a party snacking, drinking, etc. right? Does that way of life FOREVER make you sad, mad, depressed? I have my first visit with the surgeon on the 18th, and that is the only thing that holds me up from doing this is the afterwards feeling. Is the better body and heath worth never going back to eating bigger on occassion? Just would love some feedback.

After surgery, I can eat alot more than I would have thought. It is basically a small portion of what a normal person (who doesn't eat seconds eats.) So yes parties, etc. are no big deal. Actually I was hoping I would be restricted to a whole lot less. But I guess the upside is if I have a few bites over, I am not going to throw up or anything. I have to still watch my calories and limit myself, but others are different. Plication is a socially easily surgery to live with. I've had a few people make comments that I don't eat that much, but not many. For me, plication is just half the stomach I used to have. Instead of eatting 2 platefuls, I have 1 small one. It takes a little while to adjust to the smaller portions, but now sometimes, it amazes me how much a normal person can eat.

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At 2 years out I can comfortably eat 6 oz of food per meal, over that it's a tight squeeze and I feel very uncomfortable. i don't care if i go to a party or social event and only eat a pickle, I'm not there for the food anyhow, i'm there for the people and the company. Those days of "the food" are over for me now . . and i like it. When I go to a resturant with my hubbie, i look around and am appauled at the amount of food people eat. I always think to myself "And I used to be like that:" . . I get soooooooooooo embarrassed at that thought, that most times I'll push away the food I have infront of me.

My doctor was really really good, he knew the agony I was going through with my weight issues and he came through for me 100% I'm really glad i chose him to do this surgery, he listened and had empathy with my feelings. I don't have any regrets now and am very glad i did this surgery when i did.

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